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We would like to inform you the proud achievements of our PhD graduates

We would like to inform you the proud achievements of our PhD graduates

Eda Aksoy, Ph.D.

2017 Academy of Management Best Thesis in HR

About Eda Aksoy

Eda Aksoy, 2016 Ph.D. graduate and her thesis supervisor is Prof. Mahmut Bayazıt. Her thesis, "The role of owner's long term orientation in HRM content and process, shop climates and customer loyalty in franchised small business" is awarded by Academy of Management as the best  thesis in Human Resources field. Eda will be joining the Academy of Management Conference 2017 in Atlanta to accept her award. She also gave job talks in Koç University and Özyeğin University.  Eda started her career as Assistant Professor in Koç University Business School in 2017.

2017 Fredric M. Jablin Doctoral Dissertation Award

The 2017 Fredric M. Jablin Doctoral Dissertation Award will be presented to Uzay Dural at the International Leadership Association’s 19th Annual Global Conference. 

About Uzay Dural

Uzay Dural, 2016 Ph.D. graduate and her thesis supervisor is Prof. Mahmut Bayazıt. Her research focuses on female leadership, implicit prejudice at work, employee well-being and caregiving in health organizations. Her dissertation "Change in bias (and behaviors) towards female leaders after exposure to woman mayors" received 2017 Fredric M. Jablin Doctoral Dissertation Award by collaboration of Jepson School of Leadership Studies and International Leadership Association and it was selected as the official finalist of 2017 Alvah H. Chapman Jr. Outstanding Dissertation Award which is organized by Florida University - The Center for Leadership (CFL) and Network of Leadership Scholars (NLS). Her work highlights the perceived leader characteristics and high quality exchange with leader in shaping employees’ implicit prejudice toward women in management and provides critical implications for policy makers. Uzay started her career as Assistant Professor in Doğuş University Psychology department last year. 

Abstract

Drawing upon dynamic view of leadership, this study examined how implicit prejudice toward female leadership changed following exposure to a female leader at work over time. Three-wave longitudinal data were collected from civil servants of 11 municipalities in Turkey. Participants were from five municipalities with a female mayor for the first time in their history (n = 147) and six municipalities with a male municipality mayor (n = 160). Multiple indicator latent growth modeling analyses revealed a significant moderating effect of high quality exchange with a female mayor, perceived agentic characteristics attributed to a female mayor and men’s attribution of higher success to organization in reducing implicit prejudice toward female leadership.